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EU launches procedure to temporarily suspend trade preferences to Cambodia

The European Union announced on February 11, 2019, that it would start the "process that could lead to the temporary suspension of Cambodia's preferential access to the EU market under the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade...

Preferential market access for services and service suppliers

The main LDC-specific market access preferences in services are those granted under the decision adopted by WTO Members in 2011 known as the “services waiver” (Decision on preferential treatment to services and services suppliers...

Preferential market access for goods

Merchandise exports from LDCs benefit from duty free, quota free market access and from more favourable rules of origin.  In the case of developed countries, the legal basis for these preferences is the decision on...

International support for the least developed countries: A different way?

Daniel Gay, Inter-Regional Adviser on LDCs Committee for Development Policy Secretariat Part I of this series questioned the theoretical background behind the existing international support measures for least developed countries (LDCs) and highlighted some shortcomings in...

Globalization and trade-related measures for LDCs

The SDGs not only reiterate the promotion of a universal, rules-based, open, non-discriminatory and equitable multilateral trading system under the WTO (SDG target 17.10), but also include the target of increasing the exports of...

New Chinese Measures on Rules of Origin of Imported Goods from LDCs

Although China has been granting special preferential tariff treatment to LDCs with established diplomatic relations since 2002, it recently introduced changes to improve the administration of the origin of import goods. On 1 March...

Preferential Market Access- Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea provides DFQF market access for imports from LDCs since the entry of force of the Presidential Decree on Preferential Tariff for LDCs in 2000. Product coverage has been continuously increased...

Preferential Market Access – US GSP

The US GSP program was authorized under the Trade Act of 1974 (19 USC 2461 et seq.) and instituted on January 1, 1976. The programme is subject to periodic renewal by the United States Congress....

Preferential Market Access – Canada GSP

Canada has provided tariff preferences to LDCs since 1983 through the Least Developed Country Tariff (LDCT). Coverage was expanded in 2003 to include textiles, apparel and footwear. With few specific exclusions (over-access, supply-managed dairy, poultry...

Preferential Market Access- Australia GSP

Australia provides for DFQF market access for imports from LDCs under its GSP scheme. The first Australian GSP scheme came into place in 1974. The DFQF scheme for LDCs became effective on 1 July...

Preferential Market Access: Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus (Eurasian Customs Union)

The Eurasian Customs Union, consisting of the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan and Belarus, has established an LDC-specific GSP scheme. The scheme entered into force on 1 January 2010 and covers 24 per cent of the...

Preferential Market Access: India’s Duty Free Tariff Preference Scheme for LDCs

India's duty free scheme for LDCs came into effect on 13 August 2008. The scheme was revised in 2014 and import duties are being removed for 98.2 per cent of all tariff lines. 97 tariff...